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10/17/12 at 06:56 PM 0 Comments

Living the Amish Lifestyle . . . But Not Quite

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Best-selling authors and prominent bloggers create a new lifestyle website

Our lives are busy. We’re constantly connected to our phones and computers. Social media updates us on the news around the world. The minute we open our inboxes on Monday mornings the burden of doing more, being more, hits us. Disconnecting and simplifying is hard to do, but several Amish authors and lifestyle bloggers are challenging you to do just that.

Best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the visionary force behind the new website, Not Quite Amish ( “With the publication of my Big Sky Amish series and The Memory Jar, I’ve wanted to create a community where Amish experts can become contributors. Not Quite Amish is a community blog for women who love Amish influences, simple living, and vintage style, and who have a desire to be in growing relationships with friends, family, and God.”

The website will officially launch the week of October 1 and will feature daily posts about recipes, repurposing, simple style, beautifying your home, book chats, sewing and knitting projects, wisdom, Scripture, Amish proverbs, and Q&As with Amish and former Amish (among many other topics).

Carol award-winning and Amish author Suzanne Woods Fisher, who will be a monthly contributor for Not Quite Amish, says, “There’s a theme in my non-fiction books about the Amish—you don’t have to ‘go Amish’ to incorporate their principles into your life. NQA is a way to encourage people to dig deeper and find ways to make life a little big easier.”

Amish author and monthly Not Quite Amish contributor Kathleen Fuller admits that living “Not Quite Amish” isn’t easy, but it’s rewarding. “I find that when my schedule is overloaded, I miss those times when I can just sit outside, enjoy God’s creation, and commune with him.”

More than 15 authors and bloggers will be contributing monthly to Not Quite Amish. Readers are also encouraged to submit ideas, questions, and posts for topics they’d like to see written about.

For more information, visit Not Quite Amish, or visit the website’s Twitter or Facebook page.

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